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THE STATESMAN.
AUSTIN. TEXAS.
The Minneapolis city council has
raised the price of saloon license to
$1500.
Capt. "Whalley, a member of the
British parliament, is looking around
after a cattle ranche in Texas.
The Salt Lake Tribune says that
there never was a time when so many
young girls were going into polygamy
as at present.
Prohibition received another
backset in Connecticut last Friday,
The legislature refused to assent to a
prohibitory cunstitutional amend
ment.
Attention is called to f urther cor
respondence between Hon. W. M.
Brown and Gov. Ireland. A very
pointed discussion of veracity is ap
parent In the letter of Mr. Brown.
There is a jack rabbit near Mo
Kinney which has been chased sixty
times by greyhounds, and yet the rab
bit lives. The Sifters will have to go
up there and look after his rabbit,
ship.
Tiie Belton Journal did not under
stand the influences that control
executive favor when it endorsed ex
Comptroller Brown so unqualifiedly
for the financial agency of the pent
tontiaries.
The general convention of all the
Southern Baptist churches is to meet
this vear at Waco. Texas, on the 0th
of May. The delegates will bo treat
ed to a free ride over the Gould sys-
' tem into Mexico.
The Lancet thinks that if children
would wear woolen next the skin
-and wear longes. clothing, suspending
it from the shoulders, we would hear
more of boisterous health and less of
back aches and pains.
A ntOMiNENT and successful mer
chant says that when he is tired am
wants rest he does not go off on a
tour and spend money, but he just
takes his advertisement out of the
paper. It has aliout the same effect
as a pest flat; hung in front of his
place of business.
A News telegram from Lampasas
speaks of a "boom" in that section for
Senator Terrell. This thing of
boom for the senator is nothing new
The Statesman is gratified at the
compliments paid to our senator in
all parts of the state. He has done
his duty nobly, and the people appre
ciate the fact and will remember him
for it. '
Bank of England notes are still
iuade,-as they have been for centuries,
from pure linen cuttings, and not
from used rags. So great Is the care
used, that even the number of dips in
the pulp is registered on a dial auto
matically, and by a secret system of
lettering it is impossible to duplicate
a number of a series, so that all du
Dlicates are forgeries. The bills re
main nice and crisp under any amount
of usage. , -
The gossiping world' remembers
the marriage, a few years ago, of the
daughter of Gov. Hubbard, of Con
necticut, to her father's coachman.
The father disowned the girl, and
love ensued for a time. Then came,
ie part of the wife, fondness for
congenial social entertainment, and
the wife became what is termed
"fast," and now there is a divorce and
all that belongs to its conditions un
der siich circumstances. A member
of congress and one or two other
prominent men are mixed up in
scandals attaching to the affair.
It beoins to look as though the
czar is really going to be crowned
Serious troubles have, of course, been
.anticipated, and an immense force of
, infantrv. cavalry and police will be
concentrated at Moscow. livery Eu,
ropean government will be repre
. sen ted; and it is supposed that a Bo
man legate will oe sent from the
Vatican. There cannot fail to be
much anxiety among these august
visitors in view of the threats of the
Nihilists. Not only have many army
' officers been arrested recently, and
large number of young women, but
it has actually been found that the
conspiracy ex tonus to emmren. j n-
dersuch circumstances it is almost
impassible to provide against all like
lihood of a catastrophe.
It is admitted by the Republican
papers of New York that the party
in that state is in anything but a ro
bust condition. Discord has sapped
its strength, and prompt and skillful
treatment, it is conceded, only can
save it. Advice is being freely offered
by the political doctors, and some
them suggest remedies of the heroic
order. The stalwart organs are of the
opinion that amputation is necessary
that if the half-breed organs are
lopped off and cast aside the diseased
part of the organization will thus be
got rid of, and vigorous stalwart
blood will soon restore republicanism
to its former health. The half-breed
organs think the party is suffering
.from foul excresences in the shape
of stalwart papers, and that these
should be pruned off in order to as
sure a return of physical vigor.
"While opinion seems to be crys
talizing into a unit as to the standing
of the state's chief executive, there
appears to be no division of adverse
sentiment as to the standing of the
state's supreme court. "Without dis
paragement to the able jurists who
have preceded them on the supreme
bench, it may safely be asserted that
our supreme court is one of which
any state might feel proud. They are
all in the prime of life, and each mem
ber stood in the front rank of his pro
fession before his election. Each has
grown ip during the . last thirty
years with our system of jur
isprudence, and the court thus
" constituted seems to fully meet
the expectations of the bar. The
vast accumulation of business on the
dockets, both at Austin and Galves-
that in another year, with the aid of
the able members of the commission
of appeals, the dockets will be so re
duced as to give more time for care
ful preperation of opinions, and this
will render their labors less arduous.
We trust the time will soon come
when an enlightened public opinion
will demand a change in the constitu
tion giving to judges in our courts of
L'i-t resort a salary more eommensu--f
ate with the vast labor and responsi
bilities of their position.
TIIE PULPIT AND THE PRESS.
The other day a good many of the
ministers of Chicago met to consider
the moral conditions of society, and
to suggest remedies for its improve
ment. Having already exerted them
selves towards this very end with all
their ability, they were naturally at
sea when contemplating a more
searching cruise against evil, and
then their attention was turned to
the press, and a conference with the
editors was proposed. The idea
was that the newspapers should
give incomplete information to
the people, not depict society
in its true light, but hide from
public gaze its deformities and let
the world go uninformed as to ex
cesses hurtful to morality. Dr. Ken
nard objected to the proposed confer
ence, and said:
There was little doubt that the ed
itors of the papers generally would be
glad to do anything that would be
conducive to the improvement oi
public morals: that the papers were
the mirror in which was reflected the
condition of morality; that it was the
business ot the ministers to so im
prove morality that the papers would
have something better to reflect, and
thev would find that they would not
be blow to follow. If the ministers,
he said, attempted to dictate to the
press what they should publish and
what thev should not. they would
simply succeed in placing themselves
in a ridiculous position ana accora
plish nothing. The newspapers, he
said, were the voice ot the people,
.'ind were compelled to cater to their
interests. It the pumic demanded
' sensationalism.' or even 'scan
pal,' the papers would le obliged to
publish it, in order to make the paper
uonidar. and give the public what
they wanted and what they paid for,
1 heir interests was to a largo exieut
different from the pulpit, ana he
didn't see any good that woidd arise
in intert enng witu tne press ior
representing things as they were;
rather let them try to alter the condi
tion, and the press would support
them."
The doctor's suggestions were cei;
tainly well founded, but his reference
to "scandals" and "sensationalism"
were improper, for the circulation of
these things belong by no means to the
whole press. Many papers eschew
such publications and others publish
them for the sake of neutralizing ten
dences of a dangerous immoral
character. The fewest papers use
such matter for purely sensational
purposes. In a paragraph in this
paper will be found reference to a
social occurrence in Connecticut, in
which a woman in high life figures,
and the Statesman's object in giving
even a slight reference to scandalous
matters is to warn persons against the
evil tendencies of waywardness in
girls. But, as has been said, the pro
fession of journalism and that of the
minister runs on parallel lines, but
are often wide apart the former be
ing almost entirely absorbed in the
things of time, while the latter is
more or less engrossed with that
which relates to both time and eter
nity. The editor finds his hands
so full in dealing with the world
that now is, that he has really
very little time to speculate
about that which is to come. The
good editor would be a moralist and
a philosopher if he had the time, but
in the hurry and confusion of pub
lishing a daily paper he must of ne
cessity "shoot folly as it flies," off
hand, and it is no wonder that he
sometimes misses the mark. The
minister shoots at a rest, and at long
range, and consequently his hand is
steadier and his aim truer than the
journalist's, but he seldom bags as
much game. As a worthy cotempo
rary says, it is not to be denied that
the perverted taste of many of the
people who buy and read newspapers
is more or less responsible for the
character of what they purchase.
The conductors of the press are, as a
rule, not engaged in a grand moral-reform
enterprise, the prime object of
which is to make mankind better, but
in a purely business transaction to
obtain an honest livelihood. They
have their lingers constantly on the
public pulse and are quick to observe
the drift of public sentiment. It is
not strange, therefore, if they often
do as the merchant does furnish
their customers with the kind of
goods they want and are willing to
pay for. Yet, in the face of this dis
couraging fact, no conscientious edi
tor should so far forget his duty to
the public as not to be constantly
aiming to educate and elevate the tone
of public sentiment through the po
tent agency that is under his controL
The press and the pulpit are two
of the mightiest factors hvour rapidly-advancing
civilization, and the
weight of their great influence should
ever be found on the side of morality,
justice and good government.
A memorial signed by influential
clergymen, including the Bishop of
Dover, the Bishop of Newcastle and
the Bishop of Truro, is to be pre
sented to Mr. Gladstone against the
affirmation bill, now before parlia
ment, which will maintain "that the
deliberate removal of the name of
the Supreme Being from the form of
affirmation proposed in the bill, for
the purpose of admitting, as a mem
ber of the legislature, by its respective
action, an open and avowed atheist
who has admitted that he has no relig
ious, scruples, is dishonoring to
Almighty God and contrary to the
spirit of our laws and constitution."
The mixing of church and state is
legitimate in Ireland, and that there
may be some color of right in the de
mand of the bishops, but the oath is a
mere matter of form and amounts to
nothing. A witness whose purpose
Is to lie will not be governed by the
oath.
Attention is being called to the
expense attached to collecting the in
ternal revenue. In the matter of col
lecting customs dues it is shown that
many an official position i3 main
tained purely for the benefit of party
favorites, and that a great many po
sitions could be abolished without
detriment to the government; in fact,
with credit to it. As an illustration
of the extent to which this abuse ex
ists, the collections and receipts at
some of the minor ports, in 1882, are
given. The figures show that at
fifteen of these ports the expenditures
for salaries vastly exceeded the re
ceipts. At Petersburg, Virginia, the
receipts from customs amounted to
857, while the expenditures for sala
ries footed up 03504. .. At George
town, South Carolina, the receipts
were $37, and. the expenditures for
salaries $1635. At Teche, Louisiana
the receipts were 17, and the ex
penditures $7556. The enormous
disproportion between the receipts
from taxes and the expenditures for
their collections, in these instances.
carries with it its own comment.
Nobody will argue that the govern
ment ought to pay out four hundred
dollars in salaries to collect one dollar
of taxes. In 1882 the receipts from
internal revenue taxes amounted to
$146,497,595. The expenses of collect
ing these taxes were 2.80 per cent.
The receipts from customs revenue
were 8220.410,730, and the expenses of
collecting the same amounted to 2.95
per cent. The protective tariff is a
great thing for the army of custom
house officials, but it is hard on the
people in more ways than one. The
j he pruning kniie or tne practical re
former is sadly needed in every
branch of the iniquitous system.
Tins is the way the Washington
Star writes about the Williams Ranch
aerolite:
"The earth seems to le traveling
through a meteoric held just now
From Rome the report comes that on
the loth ot Jt euruary some peasants
working in a field near Brescia were
startled by hearing a loud report like
thunder. Looking up they saw the
clouds torn ODen. and a large body
followed by a train of bluish smoke
hurtling through the air over their
heads, with the noise of an express
train. The aerolite buried itself in
an adjoining field, the fall causing a
shock like that of an earthquake. It
was felt ten kilometres away
while the report was heard at Verona
and Flacenza, many nines uistanu
When thev had recovered from their
fright the peasants hurried to the
spot and found a clean hole about
three feet deep, running in an oblique
ilirKotion from north-northeast: and
on digging down they came to a solid
block, in the form of a truncated cone,
weighing from 400 to 500 pounds.
This was a baby meteor compared to
the Texas stone, which covers an
acre, buried itself 100 feet lwlow
trround and rises seventy-five feet
aliove the surface.
By this time the Star, and the
numerous other papers that discoursed
on the great aerolite so earnesuyi
t , i.i
have found outrthat in the light of j
exdosive things nothing has ever
equaled the Texas aerolite.
OUR NEW YORK LETTER. .
Presidential Talk A Retrospective
View of the Coming Campaign
Hon. John Hancock for Second
Place.
rProm Our Special Correspondent.
.New York, April 17, 1883.
The presidential campaign of 1884
is now but a year in the future, and
already the political headlights of
Dotn tne great political orgtuuzitnuus
begin to prick up their ears and ad
just the spectacles for the coming
contest. If there is anything new or
specially interesting to be heard or
seen that will aid them in getting on
the strong or winning side they want
to know it as soon as possible.
Quite a number of them have
no serious objection to being
struck by political lightning,
and will put themselves in its track if
they can find out the road it will trav
el, even though they get unexpectedly
knocked clean through the front door
of the presidential mansion. The in
dications now are that the campaign
will not be free from side-shows. Ev
erywhere there is a prevalent spirit of
independence in both parties, and this
will encourage the side-show busi
ness. The Greenbackers, it is true,
have subsided, but the anti-monopolists
are coming to the front with a
yell, and then the Butlerists are cut
ting considerable of a swath
in Massachusetts, and there are
some outside precints yet to hear
from that may help along Ben's
boom. If there should be serious
dissensions in the ranks of the two
great parties on the tariff question-
either before or after the nominations
are made, bold Ben may take the
field as an independent candidate,
hoping that the anti-monopolists and
thi Prohibitionists may place tickets
in the field and that a regular, hurdle
race may be the result. In this event
there might be a' failure to select a
president by popular vote and the
responsibility of electing one might
devolve upon congress. It is quite
probable that Butler's influ
ence will be felt in the
campaign whether he is a can
didate or not-Jand it is equally proba
ble that the contest will be one of
unusual vigor and uncertainty.
While at present the Democrats are
admitted to have by far the best
chance for success, yet, at the same
time, there is nothing at this time on
which an opinion can be based regard
ing the course the campaign will
take when it opens. On this subject
a late number of the St. Louis Repub
lican says: "The situation in the
Democratic party is peculiar. It may
even be called critical. There are no
perceptible preparations for the strug
gle, still more than a year distant.
The party is in a condition of repose,
and averse to the consideration of
the claims of candidates and of is
sues. And yet, there is at least one
issue which the party knows it must
face before the end of the present
year. That issue is found in the per
son of ex-Speaker Randall."
So it seems that Democratic suc
cess hinges only on campaign man
agement and the view the peo
ple will take of the tariff ques
tion when the responsibility
of settling the question comes
directly and prominently before them,
if the election were to take place
now the Democrats would certainly
carry it by a sweeping majority, and
what they could do now they ought
to be able to do next year, and they
will do it if there is no change in the
tide. Hence, taking tins liberal view
of the situation, their chance is by
far the best, for at the start they have
the inside track, and with good candi
dates and good campaign management
they can keep it. That Mr. Tilden
is grooming for the race
is more than likely, and
many shrewd Democrats believe
him to be the strongest candidate
their party could select. That he
could carry his own state is generally
believed it not conceded, and that he
would get the Butler influence is
claimed by his friends. Perhaps he
stands a much better chance of being
nominated than does General Han
cock, if that is saying much, and fully
as good a chance as does Bayard.
Should the Republicans, however,
hold their convention first and nomi
nate President Arthur or any other
eastern man, that would lessen the
chances of either Tilden, Hendricks
or Bayard and would help along the
McDonald or Indiana boom, which is
.already somewhat formidable. One
ot tne strange ieatures oi tne presi
dential campaign discussion is that
no southern man has as yet become
at all prominent lor second place on
either ticket, and yet there is an un
dercurrent of sentiment favorable to
such a course, both as a matter of
justice and policy. Should the
Democracy nominate an eastern man
for president and incline to elect a
man from the south for second place
on the ticket, there is no doubt but
Hon. John Hancock would loom up
as an available man. He was loyal
to the cause of the Union during the
war and has been true to the best in
terests of his party and the country
since. Texas is both a southern
and a western state and at
this time is attracting special
attention. These points will certain
ly have some weight before the coun
try if properly and persistently
urged. It is hardly probable that the
Republicans will place a southern
man on their ticket, hence it is more
likely the Democrats will, and should
they decide to do so they would nat
urally go around beating the bushes
in search of a man with the record,
reputation and ability of Hon. John
Hancock. Tramp.
The czar of Russia celebrated his
birthday last month by buying all the
reserved seats in the principal theatres
of St. Petersburg for the matinee and
distributing them among the children
of the schools and seminaries.
HQXHH OF THE HA.X JACIXTO.
ETJ.J. AXDERSOJf.
"By Alamo's bloody altar,
1 . II K
Charge, my braves, the foe, nor falter.
Tis bis day of doom."
Yeomen of the woods and prairie.
Brothers from afar.
Cheered their chieftain bold and wary.
w Saw that lonely star,
J ustiee ev'ry rifle pointed;
Vengeance drew the sword ;
Each with freedom s cause annotated
Swift obeyed the word.
How they swooped with fearless valor
Down upon the foe !
How the tyrant quakes with pallor
At his overthrow.
Freedom scanned the book of ages
Through the heavy past.
Wrote this finis in its paKes :
"Not the least, but last."
Then he canonized with honor
Houston and his band.
Waved on high t he Lone Star banner
O'er a glorious band.
Islam, the Shadow of Judaism.
lid win De Leon in Frank Leslie's Magazine
for May.
Like Judaism, Islam is based on
pure JJeism, and tne iuia'i oi tne
Moslem is but the Jehovah of the
Israelites, while Mohammed is only a
second Moses claiming only a divine
mission, but no divine nature, Tneir
religion is but an after-growth of the
old Hebrew faith, which even in its
Banitary precepts, as given by Moses,
was revived by the Arab Prophet to
bring back a rude pagan people to the
worship of the true (od. The sensu
ous nature of the Greek deified at Ath
ens the operations of nature and make
Gods people the heavens, the air, the
water and the earth. The more material
Roman, Bternly practical in life and
thought the American of olden time
lowered the standard of divinity to
his own level; and his gods parodied
only the Greek creations, and were
animated by the passiens and lusts of
men. But the imaginative nature of
the eastern man, even in his dense
ignorance and barbarism, craved
something more spiritual than even
Greek or Roman, in their highest
civilization, demanded.
In their wild hearts they erected an
altar to that "unknown god" to whom
the tickle Athenians dedicated that
solitary one, seen by St. Paul on the
hill of the Areopagus, and made the
tartofhj. Py pi
these two faiths, apparently so antip
odal, it is ecessary only to quote a
few lines from the poet who, more
than Byron, and only less than
Goethe, "has drunk of purest East,"
and poured it out in most melodious
verse. I refer to Monckton Milnes,
whose "Palm Leaves" contain the
very essence of Eastern life and
thought. In his poem entitled "Mo
hammedanism," he thus clearly de
fines the great point where the two
creeds converge, in my judgment, and
where both diverge from Christianity:
"One God the Arabian Prophet preached to
mau
One God the Orient still
Adores, through many a realm of mighty
space
A God of Tower and Will
A God that, shrouded in His'lonely light, .
Dwells utterly apart
From all the vast creations of His might.
From nature, man and art.
"A Power, that at Its pleasure will create.
To save or to destroy;
And to eternal pain predestinate,
As to eternal joy.
No prophet here by common essence bound
At once to God and man ;
Author Himself, and part of the profound
And Providential plan.
"Thus, In the faiths old Heathendom that
shook.
Wire different powers at strife
Mohammed's truths lay in a Holy Book,
Christ's, in a Sacred Lite."
So in this picture, drawn so clearly,
and painted so brightly, we see that
Mohammedanism is but the reflex of
Judaism; and it is probably owing to
the very fact of this religious identi
ty with a people they despise that the
prophet's followers contemn and re
vile those of Moses.
A Dream of Home.
Dr. Talmage in Frank Leslie's Magazine for
May.
One night,lying on my lounge when
very tired, my children all around
about me, in f i.-ll romp and hilarity
and laughter on the lounge, half
awake and half asleep I dreamed
this dream: I was in afar country. It
was not Persia, although more than
Oriental luxuriance crowned the
cities. It was nt the tropics,although
more than tropical fruitf ulness filled
the gardens. It was not Italy, al
though more than Italian softness
filled the air. And I wandered around
looking for thorns and nettles,
but found that none of them grew
there; and I saw the sun
rise, and I watched to see it set, but it
sank not. And I saw the people in
holiday attire, and I said, "When will
they put off this and put on work
men's garb, and again delve in tue
mine, and swelter at the forge ?" But
they never put oft the holiday attire.
And I wandered in the suburbs of
the citj to find the place where the
dead sleep, and I looked all along the
line of the beautiful hills, the place
where the dead might most blissfully
sleep, and I saw towers and castles,
and not a mausoleum, or a monu
ment, or a white slab could I see.
And I went into the chapel of the
great town, and I said. "Where do
the poor worship? and where are
the hard benches on which they
! sit ?" and the answer was made me,
' We have no poor in this country.
And then I wandered out to find the
hovels of the destitute, and I found
mansions of amber and ivory and
gold, but not a tear could I see, not a
sigh could I hear. And I was be
wildered, and I sat down under the
branches of a great tree, and I said,
"Where am I ? and whence comes all
this scene?" And then out from
among the leaves and up the llowery
paths and across the broad streams
there came a beautiful group throng-
' ing all about me, and as I saw them
come l thought lknew tneir step,
and as they shouted I thought I
knew their voices: but then they
were so gloriously arrayed in apparel
such as I had never before witness
ed that I bowed as stranger to
stranger. But when again they clap
ped their hands and shouted, "Wel
come. . welcome." the mystery van
ished, and I found that time had
gone and eternity had come, and we
were all together again in our new
home in heaven; and I looked around
and I said, "Are we all herer" and
the voices ot many generations re
sponded, "All here!" And while tears
of -gladness were running down our
cheeks, and the branches of the Leb
anon cedars were clapping their
hands, and the towers of the great
city were chiming their welcome, we
all together began to leap and shout
and sing, "Home, home, home, homel
Mr. Beecher Gives His Hearers His
Conception of Faith.
Mr. Beecher presented his views of
faith, taking the familiar passages
from II. Corinthians as his text:
"For we walk by faith, not by sight.
While we look not at the things
which are seen, but at the things
which are not seen; for the things
which are seen are temporal, but the
things which are not seen are eter
nal." "Our religious life." remarked Mr.
Beecher, "does not depend to any great
extent upon the accuracy of our
knowledge, for there are many de
vout and happy Christians in the
humbler walks of life. But Chris
tian experience will be bioader
when it springs from sound knowl
edge. All theology is a system of
mental philosophy. What is faith?
It is that formation of Christian im
agination which the apostles walked
by. It covers a complex state of
mind. Imagination is the brain's
great fashioner. It pencils pictures
and builds houses, taking the materi
als from the mind it puts them to
gether for the construction of facts.
When the hand works in unison with
the imagination, the man is an artist;
when the imagination works upon
sounds and can reproduce the score, a
musical artist is the result; when the
utterance can follow the direction of
the imagination, we find an orator.
The prime conception in a man's head
if at work upon bis moral ideas, the
result is faith, and faith
is the real substance of things.
"Noah was moved to build the aik
through fear, which is one kind of
faith. Others have faith by trust,
while hope and love enter into the
composition of the faith of many.
"The most exalted form of imagin
ation is that which works upward to
ward God. There is a great difference
between refined and unrefined people.
The refined man uses the same kind
of clav, only of a -finer quality, and
the picture of his imagination is con
structed out of liner pigment.
"There are men who are continually
revolving around the vortex of their
own mouths. 'I lelieve in facts,'
says the ox, while eating grass, but
there are many men greener than 'the
grass eaten by the ox.
"You hear men say, 'My child, you
should not read that book, for it is
nothing but a novel.' May those men
have to read Newton's Calculus in
the next world. Children are not to
blame for their imaginative minds,"
said Mr. Beecher. "1 have a great re
spect for the Atlantic ocean, unless
1 m on it. I would have rejoiced to
go through the Garden of Eden, but
my imagination paints me a picture
much finer than Eden.
"Commerce would go to smash if
men were to stop work and go blow
ing soap-bubbles because they looked
beautiful.
"When I lived in Litchfield I used
to hoe potatoes," said Mr. Beecher,
"when it was hard work to import
enough earth from the corners of the
lot to cover them properly. As I
sweat in the noonday sun I looked
forward to the coming 4th of July
when I could go a-fishing. I waded,
in imagination, in the brook and
bathed in its water. It was not a
very deep imagination," quite as
shallow as the brook, but deep enough
for a boy who hoed potatoes.
"A man imprisoned will make friends
with a little mouse and a little shoot of
grain which may spring up in a crev
ice of the stone floors of his cell will
appear to him like an Amazon forest.
The dew on the hills of heaven is not
to be compared to the drops of water
on the outside of the pitcher standing
in the chamber of the fever patient.
May the doctors who in days gone by
tantalized their patients with the
bare sight of the pitcher have all the
water they want, when they are be
ing punished for their cruel denial of
water, hereafter. "Happy is the man-
wno can with the Apostles say. '1
live not by sight, but by faith.' "
PERSONAL.
Jefferson Davis says John (Juincy
Adams was one of the most genial
gentlemen he ever knew.
Gen. Diaz., when informed of the
arrangements lor his entertainment
in Boston, exclaimed: "Great
heavens, if I can only live through
it!"
Mr. Tabor, the one-month senator,
said to a reporter the other day: "I
never saw the like of some of these
newspapermen telling how much a
man pays for his night-shirts and all
that sort of thing."
Reasonably well-to-do clergymen
were the late Rev. Sir Frederick Vin
cent, cannon of Chichester, and the
late Rev. Richard T. Lancaster, of
Cheltenham. Their wills, just proved,
dispose of personalties amounting to
about $1,150,000 and $685,000 respec
tively. . '
President Arthur's portrait is now
nearly completed. It is a full-length
representation, and perfect in the
small details of costume, even the lit
tle red rosebud which daily adorns
the buttonhole of the president's coat
being perpetuated. It will be placed
in the blue room of the executive
mansion.
Miss Susette Eakin, who died in
Rome in March of Roman fever, after
a long illness, was the great-daughter
of Felix Grundy, the celebrated
statesman of Tennessee, the grand
daughter of the late Henry Ewing, of
Philadelphia, and the daughter of the
late Thomas Eakin, of New York .
She was lovely in person, and so
sweet, so unselfish and so winning in
her character that she was beloved by
all who knew her.
The late widow of Heine lived in
Paris during the Franco-Prussian
war, and was in terror lest the Ger
mans, on entering the city, should
pillage her house. Therefore she
wrote to her husband's brother, beg
ging advice as to what she should do
to prevent this. He sent her a plac
ard bearing, in German, these words:
"Here dwells the widow of Germany's
great poet, Heine," and bade her post
it on her door as the most efficient
protection possible for herself and
hers. -
'Female Education.
San Francisco Examiner
Between the virtues of women and
the cultivated intellect of man the
race continues to progress, noth with
standing many hindering causes. We
must put up the bars against hobbies
and fanaticism in every direction. It
is only truth to say and we should
be cautious never to weaken our
selves by declaring otherwise that a
little whisky or a little tobacco, used
at intervals ox eignt hours eacn day,
would neither lengthen nor shorten
life. But it is safe to assert if the
habits or women were as defective in
the unnerving abuses of whisky and
tobacco as tnose ot men, a tew centu
ries would well nigh wreck the race,
Women are naturally better than men,
It is the descent of their virtues,
through heredity, from generation to
generation, despite the sins and wick
edness ot men, that preserves the
equilibrium of excellence and thus
perpetuates the health, power, intel
tect and character ot the human spe
ties. We find continued compensa
tion in the conserving power of wo
man, everything is inherited that
goes to make up the human being.
from the color of the hair to the struc
ture of the linger nails. The most en
couraging fact in connection with
the improvement of the race is that
acquired capacities are capable of
transmission. Education is the meas-
' ure of progress. Endowments follow
training and culture. How import
ant, tnen, mat women should receive
the highest brain culture attainable!
The span of lite is short. It is im
portant that people should be born
with more intellect, loftier natures
and a greater tendency to occupy a
higher moral plateau. Education is
the chief factor of evolution. We
blot out half the resources of the hu
man race, at least, when we fail to
confer upon woman facilities for the
highest intellectual training. A man
with a weak-minded mother is but
half-born.
Correction.
The report made in our Friday's
issue of the decision by Chief Justice
Willie, in Evans & Martin vs. Tuck
er, is corrected as follows:
Evans & Martin vs. Tucker. A
petition on which an attachment
issued, alleged that a part of the debt
was due and that a portion was not
due; but the affidavit for the writ al
leged in effect that none of the debt
was due, and it failed to state
that the defendant was justly in
debted to the plaintiff. Held,
1. The omission to state that the
defendant was justly indebted to the
plaintiff, vitiated the writ.
2. The variance between the peti
tion and the affidavit as to tire ma
turity of the debt, was also fatal to
the attachment.
' A Marked Difference.
Free Press. J
As to Russell, he seems to have
been made a victim, while men no
better than himself go scot free. He
like Ochiltree, .was a candidate for
congress last year, but unlike him was
defeated. If he had been successful,
does any one suppose he would now
be under sentence to the peniten
tiary, or that the prosecution against
him would ever have been heard from
again ? We confess we are unable to
see any substantial difference between
the positions and characters of the
two men. Yet one is a member of
congress, while the other is booked
f cr the penitentiary.
Rock salt on Vermillion island, off
the coast of Louisiana, is twenty feet
thick, and has to be blasted with
dynamite, 200 tons being mined daily
in this way.
SPECIAL TELEGRAMS
Bastrop, April 21. Lee Nichols,
colored, who was indicted by the
grand jury for theft of cattle from
Osburn & Gill, was found guilty this
morning and sentenced to the peni
tentiary for three years
The grand jury adjourned this
evening. i our reporter did not
ascertain the number of bills found.
Burnet, April 21. T. M. Robin
son, who escaped from custody
through the negligence of the officer
in charge, and wanted to answer the
charge of rape here, has not been re
captured. Two men, Davis and
Moore, have been arrested for assist
ing Robinson to escape. Sheriff
Corker oners one hundred dollars for
his arrest.
Judge Blackburn has so far recov
ered that -he will be able to hold the
next term of court here.
lhe delinquent tax sale takes place
Mayl.
iurnet hopes to have a Chinisa
laundry soon.
lhe building boom continues, busi
ness is good and all are happy.
Sax Antonio, April 21. A dele
gation from the West Texas Medical
association, consisting of Drs. Chew,
Tyner, Watts and T. P. Keer, will
leave this city .next week to attend the
annual meeting of the medical asso
ciation at Tyler, which convenes on
the twenty-fourth.
xvuigubs xempiar leu on tne
train this morning for their homes.
TheGrandCommandery left forGoliad
to inaugurate the Fannin Command
ery, which has been under a dispen
sation. A severe frost that killed wherever
it touched has visited the country for
several miles west and north of us,
out did not touch here.
San Saba, April 21. Mrs. Hayden,
of Louisiana, who is here vis
iting her brother, and who con
tracted smallpox while passing
through New Orleans, has entirely
recovered, but her little son has the
disease in its most virulent form.
Dr. Gregg, the attending physician,
thinks there is no danger of the dis
ease spreading, as the family who
have it live four miles from town,
but to insure further safety the au
thorities have quarantined against
the place.
The weather has been very windy
for some days past, and last night we
had a very hard wind, which blew
down some of the fences in town and
one or two small houses in the su
burbs of town.
The roads are very dry and dusty,
and we are needing rain very much.
Dallas, April 21. Frank Falco
ner, arrested at McKinney a few days
ago, charged with counterfeiting, had
a preliminary examination before
United States Commissioner McCor
mick to-day, and was held to await
the action of the grand jury. In de
fault of bond he was remanded to
jail.
M. M. Craft; a young planter from
near Groesbeck, is in the city, trying
to get track of his wife, who a few
nights ago eloped with a young man
in his employ, named L. II. Hickman.
Mrs.Craf t took all the ready money of
the family with her, and left two
small children, the oldest only about
four years of age.
The courts and banks observed San
Jacinto day.
The two meetings of citizens in the
interest of street paving and the
Texas and St. Louis narrow gauge
subsidy met to-day, and adjourned
without action till Monday.
Houston, April 21. The jury in
the case of Milby & Dow vs. the ship
channel company returned a verdict
of $300 damages to plaintiff. The case
is one involving a vital point as con
cerns the ship channel company, and
was brought to test their right to
levy and collect tolls through Mor
gan's point.
Jeff Scott, Bell Harris and Dan
Henderson, the negroes who murdered
Milam Williams early this week, will
be tried on Friday, the 27th, in the
criminal court
The Light Guards' celebration at
the fair grounds to-day was a grand
success. A large concourse of ladies
and gentlemen witnessed the game9.
To-night the dancing pavillion is
crowded with dancers, and for the
first time in the history of Houston
ians, happy and graceful couples are
gliding in the mazy waltz in the bril
liant electric light.
Fort Worth, April 21. Workmen
digging sewer trenches to-day, at the
depth of fifty-two feet, excavated the
carcass of a giant buffalo well pre
served. It must have been a great
many years ago that he died.
J. E. Barnes, a wealthy gentleman
from Jacksonville, Illinois, was, at
a late hour last night, walking
near the depot when J. D.
Cline sandbagged and robbed him of
a fine gold watch and chain, and $700.
Cline was arrested and the money
recovered.
Contracts to the amount of $87,000
for paving streets were let this after
noon. . A meeting of the directors of the
driving parks of Gainesville, Dallas
and Fort Worth Avaslield here to-day,
when it was agreed to hold fall races
with purses amounting to $24,000.
The water works will be turned
over to the city Wednesday next
Their net cost was $215,000.
Waco, April 21. A negro giving
his name as John Achals, who has
been around here for some nine
months past, was arrested at the nar
row gauge depot this evening by
Deputy Sheriff Ford, suspected of be
ing the same negro who is wanted at
Marshall, Texas, for a murder com
mitted there. He will be jailed until
the Marshall authorities can be heard
from...
Another mass meeting of citizens is
called to meet at the Baptist church
Sunday to perfect arrangements for
receiving and entertaining delegates.
Some seventeen hundred are already
booked as coming.
The lumber light still continues
and all dealers announce that they
will hold out to the end. The price
went no lower than $14 per thousand
to-day.
Tho veterans are getting back from
Belton and the Knights Templar
have nearly all returned . from San
Antonio. Waco's delegation to the
shooting tournament at Houston
came back this morning.
Vaughan Hayden. a ten year old
girl, died this morning. Her remains
will be carried by the parents to
Champlaign", Illinois, for interment.
Galveston, April 21. The day
opened unpropitious with rain and
high wind. The former, however,
ceased.
About 10 a. in. the blare of brass
bands announced to the expectant
multitude that the gallant firemen
were on the move. The department,
as it moved through the principal
streets with its gaily decorated en
gines and apparatus, presented a mag
nificent appearance, and elicited ex
pressions of admiration throughout
the bine of its march, and was a fit
ting commemoration of the memor
able battle that made Texas free
and independent forty-seven years
ago. The Brenham firemen and other
delegations did not , arrive in
time to participate in the parade, in
consequence of the excursion train
being laid out upon their arrival.
They, however, were taken in charge
by the Galveston firemen and as each
company gave a banquet were feasted
and wined to their hearts content.
To-night a grand fireman's ball is in
progress at the pavillion where joy
and hilarity reign supreme.
The contemplated excursion and
picnic of the Galveston artillery com
pany to Lafitte's grove, was post
poned in consequence of threatening
condition of the weather.
John Heller, the boy forger who
was sent before the criminal court
yesterday to answer the charge of
forgery, shot himself in the thigh to
day but not inflicting a fatal wound.
Sam Lee, the Chinaman who . was
convicted and lined for keeping an
opium den a day or two ago and in
default of payment was sent to the
city prison,attempted to hang himself
by strips torn from his blanket to
day while laboring under a fit of
mental aberration. He was sent to
the city hospital for treatment.
A fire broke out this afternoon in
the cotton yards of the Galveston,
Houston and Henderson railway, and
partially consumed two bales of cotton.
By prompt action the flames were ex
tinguished before the fire engines ar
rived. Real estate transfers for the week
amount to $4366.
Interments during the week are
seventeen; adults nine; children
eight.
Cotton receipts to-day 2440 bales;
exports 3979 bales.
Belton, April 21. The veterans
formed in line this morning on the
public square and were photographed,
after which they marched to the Bap
tist church which was filled to over
flowing. The proceedings were
opened with prayer by Rev. Dr. At
kinson, followed with music by a
colored band from Waco, after which
Mayor Chamberlain formally tendered
the freedom of the city to the vet
erans. Judge X. B. Saunders then deliver
ed an address of welcome, in which he
reviewed the early history of the
American colonies, comparing the
st ates of that day with those of the
present.
CoL Guy M. Bryan responded in a
few eloquent remarks, returning the
heartfelt thanks of the association for
the hospitality extended by the good
citizens of Belton. ."You are enter
taining men in this beautiful vale,
surrounded by. sparkling waters and
beautiful groves, who were the asso
ciates of Crockett, Travis and their
immortal band of patriots. You en
tertain those who years ago passed
here with pouch of meal and rifle
in hand to drive back the
Indians; men who fought for days
and who desire now that you make
your children swear upon the alters
of their country that this shall be a
United States forever."
" CoL Joe II. Stewart then delivered
the address.
Mrs. Swisher, of Austin, then read a
poem, and was followed by Miss Ten
nie Wilson, of Gonzales, who read a
carefully prepared historical Texas
essay, which ended the programme.
Calls being made, Gen. Walter
McLane, whose life was saved on the
San Jacinto battle field by Gen. La
mar; Col. Johnson, who captured
San Antonio from the Mexicans; CoL
W. L. Hunter, one of the survivors
of the Fannin massacre, and who es
caped by feigning to be dead after
being bayoneted; CoL S. Wharton,
Houston's aide at the battle of San
Jacinto; Big Foot Wallace (R. M.
Forbes), one of the seven survivors of
the constitutional convention of 1845;
E. M Pease, secretary of the provin
cial government, and Col. Blount, the
only survivor of the signers of the
Declaration of Independence, ap
peared on the stand, and Moses Aus
tin Bryan, of Houston, interpreter at
the time Santa Anna was captured,
repeated the exact words used on the
occasion and which were matters of
history.
Recess was had till 3 p. m., at which
time the veterans assembled at the
opera house.
Mrs. Isabel McCracklin, who made
the cartridges used in firing salutes
at Nacogdoches over the new? of the
victory at San Jacinto, was invited to
a seat on the stage with the president.
A resolution of thanks to Senators
Matlock, Patton and Kleberg, and
representatives Acker and Arm
istead, for their labors as members of
the legislature in behalf of the veter
ans, was adopted.
A resolution to appoint a commit
tee to confer with the proper author
ity as to the bes1 manner of preserv
ing the Alamo after the state assumes
control, was adopted.
John Swisher, of Austin; Owen
Hardman, of Caldwell county, and
M. W. Mardy, of Lamar county, were
appointed on the Alamo committee.
Adjourned sine die.
The two-year-old daughter of Mrs.
McAlister was run over by a carriage
late yesterday evening, breaking her
collar bone and inflicting other in
juries. .
Big Foot Wallace was presented
with a fine suit of broad cloth by the
citizens of Belton, and was the most
dignified veteran on the floor.
From the rolls, there are now liv
ing 723 veterans.
F RANKLlN.April 23. Wyatt Banks,
colored, was executed here this even
ing, in the presence of t wo thousand
spectators, for complicity in the mur
der of Ad. Wyser, on Sunday, May 28,
1882. Banks ascended the scaffold
firmly and met his fate unflinchingly.
He spoke to the assembled multitude
from the scaffold for upwards of two
hours, admonishing all, and particu
larly the colored race, to avoid gam
bling, drinking and dissipation gener
ally, as that, to a great extent, was the
cause of his having to pay the penalty
of death for the capital crime of mur
der. All necessary precautions had
been taken by the officers of the law
to preserve order, and no disturbance
occurred. Banks' neck was broken by
the fan, and his death was apparently
painless.
personel.
Wyatt Banks was a bright mulatto,
about twenty-two or twenty-three
years of age. He was a very "rapid
coon," as the flash darkey in the south
is commonly called. He was naturally
intended to be of that style that
would have made him a favorite body
servant or personal attendant of the
average "Young Mars" in the days
before the war. The latter element
of white folks still, very naturally,
look upon darkies of Wyatt's pecu
liar shrewdness and susceptibility
with a great deal of partiality, treat
ing them with more than ordinary
liberality and confidence, which is, as
a rule, duly reciprocated in the way
of strong attachment, reliability,
pride and the rare negro character
istic of never betraying confidence.
But there are exceptions to all rules,
and Wyatt came under that head.
"Evil communications corrupt good
manners;" and, in his case, it went a
good deal further in- its bad results
and got his neck broke for him,
"according to . law." Distead of
journeying on in the smooth road
of safety and a soft job for some
white man, who would have appreci
ated his capacity and brightness, he
switched off into the fork that led
him into the highway of quick de
struction. He became a tony barber,
a ""masher" of dusky damsels, and a
devotee at the green cloth, ultimately
developing into a slick card-player.
"And that's where he made the mis
take." About four years ago Wyatt
ran a barber shop at Bremond, three
miles from the fashionable summer
resort of Wootan Wells, where thou
sands of Texas pleasure-seekers and
invalids visited each season, and
where there is a rare opportunity af
forded the flash young "j ailer coons"
to make "mashes" on the army of Af
rican amazons accompanying the lady
visitors to the Wells, as servants. This
very often necessitated the expending
of considerable cash on the colored
lady-killers. So Wyatt, in order to
"raise the wind," went to gambling,
and soon fell tinder the eagle eye of
the Texas law, in the grand jury room
of Robertson county. He was in
dicted; he was also "broke." He vas
forthwith lodged ia jaiL He was
speedily tried, convicted and assessed
a heavy nne-wnicn ne was tumuic w
pay. and In Aefnuitwas clothed in the
striped garments of the guilty and
to work out his indebtedness to the
commonwealth. This sort of life and
associates was more than the proud
spirit of the Senegambian sport could
bear, and the first favorable oppor
tunity that presented itself he made a
bold break tor liberty and attempted
to escape, in which he succeeded, but
took with him in his back a portion
of a charge of buckshot fired at him
as a parting salute by a convict
guard in an attempt to halt the
fugitive. Wyatt then stole a horse
to accelerate his efforts in placing
distance between himself and his
pursuers. But fate was against him.
He was recaptured and his troubles
and woes multiplied. He was again
lodged in jail, indicted for horse
stealing, and was awaiting trial when
he mounted to the top round of the
ladder of crime by aiding in the
murder of Ad Wiser, a deputy sheriff
and the keeper of the Robertson
county jail at Franklin, on Sunday
morning, May 28,1882. A full ac
count of this crime, the triaL convic
tion and sentence of the murderer
was published in the columns of the
Statesman, in its issue of March 24,
1883, in connection with the execu
tion of the principal murderer, Fred.
E. Waite, alias Leightner, which took
place at Franklin the day previous.
HISTORY OF HIS CRIME.
he facts, briefly stated, are as fol
lows: Waite was in jail for theft;
Banks for horse-stealing; Daniel
Compton for incest; three other priso
ners on various charges. The three
named formulated a plot to liberate
all the prisoners by overpowering,
and, if necessary, killing the jailor.
On Saturday night. May 27, Waite
succeeded in secreting himself in a
cell, with the door open leading into
the iron corridor, unknown to the
jailor. The latter entered the corri
dor the following morning with
breakfast for the prisoners, and while
the church bells were sounding their
first peals and chimes, notify
ing the human creatures of
God to assemble in their
temples and render worship
unto Him, was made the victim of a
deed that cast a blackened, pall-like
shadow over thecommunity of Frank
lin, and made it a day of sadness and
sorrow in the history of the town and
county. Fred. E. Waite, stealthily,
heartlessly and cowardly, crept from
his den of concealment, and in full
view of his aiders and abettors in the
crime, brutally beat Add Wyser over
the back of the head with an iron
bludgeon, from the effects of which
he expired about 10 o'clock that night.
Waite, Banks and Compton were con
victed of murder in the first degree.
The first-named was publicly exe
cuted amid sensational scenes of
champagne drinking, cigar smoking,
a grand dinner upon the choicest bill
of fare ever served in the county and
without any religious ceremony,
and dying "game" and full of
nerve on March 23. Compton is serv
ing a life sentence at Iluntsville
Erison. Wyatt Bunks was to have
een executed with' Fred E. Waite,
but was granted a respite of thirty
days by Gov. Ireland, on application
for commutation of the sentence to
life imprisonment, but the governor,
after a full investigation, decided that
the case was one not meriting the ex
tension of executive clemency, and
Banks was notified and warned to
prepare for the final dissolution of the
body and the spirit, through the me
dium of the hangman with his rope
and death trap. The public senti
ment is in accord with the governor's
conclusion, and the general judgment
is that the ends of justice have not
been attained at a penalty and pro
cess of too much severity. .
Lampasas, April 23. Our city had
its first robbery Saturday night. Two
waiters at the Globe hotel, calling
themselves Charles Bons and Andrew
Kelley, stole a fine revolver from a
gentleman at the hotel. They then
proceeded to East Lampasas, robbed a
German woman of a silver watch and
$92 cash. It appears that the woman
whilst working at the hotel with
them innocently made the thieves fa
miliar with her affairs. These rob
bers are apt to be arrested, as
they are fully described and watched
IOr. r
Last night about 11 o'clock a most
deliberate -murder was committed in
that part of the city call the Santa Fe
addition. A man named A. C. Rich,
a doctor by profession, came to this
county from Georgia several years
ago. He married a Miss Fannie
Scott in this city two years since and
moved to Bastrop county. They re
turned here about six months ago
and lived since near the Santa Fe
depot. Last night while Dr. and
Mrs.Rich were asleep with the door nn
fastened, parties at present unknown
entered the room of and shot Rich
through the head and jerked him out
of bed and fired two more balls into
the' region of his heart, killing him
instantly. They then ran away and
escaped all notice except by one man,
who saw that there were three in the
Earty. Mrs. Rich was so frightened
y the terrible scene that' she nad not
fully recoverred her consciousness at
the inquest to-day. Hopes are enter
tained of the arrest and punishment of
the murderers. Citizens are indignant
and fears are entertained that if more
strenuous efforts are not made by the
state to have murderers arrested
and punished. Texas will begin to get
a bad name.
The weather is dry and farmers are
complaining.
Tho measles have been epidemic
here for several weeks.
Houston, April 23. Calvin Smith,
colored, was arrested to-day by Sheriff
Fant fur killing Wm, Moon a few
months ago. Smith has already
served one term in the penitentiary, :
Yesterday at Merkle's grove the
Houston Schutzen Verein celebrated
its anniversary. The attendance in
the afternoon was quite large, con
sisting of the leading German fami
lies of the city with quite a scattering
of Americans. The occasion was cel
ebrated in the usual way prize shoot
ing, merry dancing, and other features
of diversion and enjoyment.
Mr. F. Lister, of Denison, won the
gold medal offered by Mr. P. B. Wat
son for the best general average score
made during the shooting tourna
ment. No less than one hundred
shots were fired.
The Light Guards realized about
$400 from their anniversary celebra
tion to-day, which amount will be
added to their new uniform fund.
Extensive preparations are being
made in Armory hall for the grand
bazaar to be opened to-morrow by the
Ladies' Parish association of the Epis
copal church.
About dark last night a woman
called Hattie Bates, with a three
year old child in her lap, was thrown
from a buggy on Fannin street, near
Congress. The woman was badly
hurt and the child nearly killed. The
horse, it seems, had got scared and
was running at the time.
The criminal court will resume its
work to-morrow.
Dallas, April 23. The Retail Jew
elers' Protective association of Texas
met in annijal convention in this city
to-day; The meeting is largely at
tended, delegates being present from
all parts of the state. Reports of com
mittees were received and general pre
liminaries disposed of. The conven
tion will be in session two days and
close to-morrow night with a ban
quet. The citizens meeting to-day to con
sider street paving was largely at
tended, and satisfactory in its results.
A committee of five was appointed to
act with the mayor and the com
mittee of the council on streets
and bridges, and report to the city
council next Saturday night. The
different kinds of paving material will
be thoroughly discussed, and after the
report is made the council will un
doubtedly, advertise for bids and start
the work of paving at once.
The business men's meeting, to ar
range for renewal of the Texas and
St. Louis narrow gauge subsidy notes
was a red hot affair, It was held un
der the auspices of the Merchants' ex
change. About half the note givers
had declined to renew, and as Fort
Worth stands ready to subsidize mu
nificently to secure the road, the talk
to the declining note-givers was of the
plain English variety. A committee
of a dozen citizens was appointed to
canvass the city and make up the
amount needed by noon to-morrowo
that the report maybe forwarded to
th meeting of the railroad conven
tion at Tyler on Wednesday. The
committee say to-night the money
will be secured.
CORSICANA, April 23. Capt. Jesse
Clary, a Texan for the past thirty-five
years, and a veteran of the Texas rev
olution, died at his residence in this
county, aged eighty-three years. He
was a member of the Texas Veterans
association, and has always refused
to accept a pension or land from the
state.
Ex-Gov. Hubbard is in the city to
day. Belton, April 23. Mrs. Martha
MitchelL of Bastrop. Texas, died here
very suddenly at 4 o'clock this after
noon, oho was a member of the
Texas veteran's association, and was
here in attendance on their reunion.
She attended the meetings and was
apparently in good health lor one of
her age, eighty-three years.
About six hundred pounds of silver
ore was shipped to-dav from Belton
to New York, via Galveston and
Mallory line. It is supposed the par
ties have discovered a rich silver vein
in this vicinity.
BASTRor, April 23. In the district
court to-day the following cases were
tried: State vs. Hay ward Potts, for
theft of a horse, and Jim blade for
theft of a gun, and also theft of cloth
ing and jewelry from Burke & Johns,
of Austin. Hay ward Potts was con
vict -d and sentenced for two years,
and Jim Slade for five years on one
case. The other was dismissed.
The sad news was ' received
here to-day of the death of
one of the oldeste vterans in the
state, Mrs. Martha MitchelL who
was in Delton attending the annual
meeting of the Texas v eteran asso
ciation. Her remains will be brought
to this place for interment in the city
cemetery.
The weather is at present very fine
and business is good.
Tyler, April 23. J. W. Paramore,
president of the Texas and St. Louis
railroad; G. W. Restine, general man
ager; G. W. Lilly, general ticket and
passenger agent, and other officers
and directors of the road, arrive here
to-morrow by special train from Tex
arkana to attend the meeting of
stockholders of that road to be held
in this city Wednesday, the 25th.
The State medical association con
venes here this week and will be in
session for three days, beginning to
morrow morning, at which time Dr.
W. II. Park, of this city, will deliver
the opening address. The meeting is
to be held in the opera house. Wed
nesday Dr. Stanley, of Corsicanak
president of the association, addresses,
the meeting. A ball will be given by
the young men of Tyler in the even
ing aud a banquet will be extended to
delegates Thursday night. Dr. W. G.
Burt, of Austin, secretary of the as
sociation, and a large number of phy
sicians from all parts of the state ar
rived here to-day to procure enter
tainment for all who attend, and to
show that Tyler appreciates the dis
tinction conferred upon her.
Galveston, April 23. Judge Amos
Morrill, when asked this morning if
he had recommended Chief Justice
Willie as his successor to the bench
of the United States district court,
soon to be made vacant by his resig
nation, replied that he had not and
would not recommend anyone for the
place. J udge Morrill after his resig
nation contemplates making a trip to
California, and if pleased with the
country and climite may make that
state his future home.
United States Judge Turner, ac
companied by United States Mtrshal
Gosling and deputies, are expected
here to-morrow to take the steamer
for Brownsville, Wednesday, where
they will hold a term of court. .
Capt. M. M. Jordan, who was ap
pointed to succeed Capt. McKernon,
recently resigned as chief of polieei,
entered upon the discharge of the du-
ties of bis office to-day. His indues
tion into the office was marked by the
disch: rgo of a number of efficient
men from the force and the appoint
ment of new men, in accordance with,
the mayor's wishes, to succeed them.
This action is producing mflch dissat
isfaction. San Antonio, April 23. Two in
significant fires called out the fire de
partment yesterday. Loss $100.
Mr. A. Webster, representing thei
Arkansas press association, is here for
the purpose of engaging hotel accom
modHtiorii? for one hundred and fifty
guests to arrive May 7.
Two nefrr-s had a shooting- j.ipt.-h
near the city ywterday. One slioi I;e
other in the head, inflicting ( .-light
wound.
The city physician reports m-vh
teen deaths last wet-k from common
diseases.
The recorder lined thirty - people
this morningi . The fines amounted to
$155. Ten cases wt re continued amt
three dismissed.
J'ostmasterNewcoiiib is making bur.
little improvement over his predeces
sor. His bondsmen are becoming dis
satisfied, it is said, with his choice of
clerks, and the service is very inefll-.
cient
Still II. Russell will be taken to the
Chester penitentiary to-morrow.
Five keepers of bawdy houses were
fined $100 and costs to-day in the dis
trict court. There was one continu
ance, one mistrial and one acquittaL
Thirty-one gambling cases and six
prostitutes are set for trial to-morrow.
The gamblers tried to open
their games again in three placea fast
week, but were closed by the police..
Waco. April 23. The mayor to-day
paid to W. Ii. Cave, for the Houston
and Texas Central railroad $9140 on
the railroad bonded debt. Four
thousand one hundred and forty dol
lars was for interest due, and $5000
was paid on the principal. The bal
ance is 150,000, which, at the present
rate, will be paid off in four or five
year. .
The inventory of J. T. Walton, as
signee of C. S Robinson, the plumber
shows assets of $1786, and liabilities,
of $18,012. Robinson has left with,
his wife, saying he would return la
five or six Veeks.
Judge A. P. McCormick arrived this;
evening, and will open the United
btrtes court to-morrow.
Fort Worth, April 23. On Sun
day morning Randall and CIi:imU'rs'
clothing bousii whs burglarized and
$30O wm th of clothing btolt?n.
The way ,he city council let the
last contract for street improvement
is creating much talk, it wns mnda
in secret sui-sion. Jobta-ry L talked
of.
Mrs. Bud Flatting was thrown frofti
a wagon this morning. She fell with
her bro;ust on a sharp-pointed stump,
and was impaled and killed almost
instantly.
John Hardy was passing on tho
street when two negroes were light
ing, aud was struck on the head witli
a brick and seriously injured.
probably a false report. ,
New York, April 23 At the office
of the Northern Pacific railway a
statement was made this evening t'hnt
they have no advices tending to indi
cate the existence of daugf rous fi-wvl-i
along the line ul road, ;m n-j u;i-u i i
this morniDg's dispatches. In fact,
the track, which was reported to have
been under water between Steele and
Bismark, is on a high plateau, and.
they have never heard of its being
flooded. Jamestown is on a bluff, and.
not subject to floods. The company
is unadvised of washouts along the
road, though they are in daily commu
nication with their general manager,.

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